Highland Council and E.ON write to home owners about energy savings.
HOUSEHOLDERS in the Inverness area will soon receive a letter with energy saving improvements that could help save moneyon their heating bills.
The energy and money savings are being offered under the Home Energy efficiency Programme for Scotland – Area Based Scheme (HEEPS-ABS) which is being administered and managed for the Scottish Government by the Highland Council in the area.
A joint letter from Jon Kirby, E.ON Energy Solutions carbon savings manager, and Tracey Urry, Highland Council’s interim director of housing, states that: “To qualify for improvements under this scheme you need to own or privately rent your home which is heated by electricity, coal or oil and requires either cavity or solid wall insulation. If you meet these requirements you may be entitled to these improvements, jointly funded by the Highland Council and E.ON.”
Homeowners and landlords who receive a letter are invited to contact E.ON for more information and to arrange a Home Energy Assessment.
Highland Council and E.ON are keen to point out that home owners will receive initial contact in writing only and no cold calling or door stepping will take place in this programme.
Councillor Dave Fallows, chairman of the council’s finance, housing and resources committee said: “Letters have been posted to the Inverness Central and Aird & Loch Ness Wards and next week we will be writing to people in the Landward Caithness Ward. These areas are three of four areas that the council and E.ON are writing to within the coming weeks about the £6.4million HEEP-ABS energy saving funds available in the Highlands.”
Councillor David Alston, vice-chair of the council committee, said: “The scheme is mainly aimed at insulating hard-to-treat properties with primary measures being: cavity wall insulation or external wall insulation. We will also be writing to home owners in the Upper Achintore (Fort William) Ward about this fantastic offer.”
Anyone wishing further information can call the E.ON hotline on 0800 141 2283